It’s “Love your Pet Day” (20th February 2019) and for all bookings made in the next seven days pets go free! You can enjoy a “dogs go free” break away at any time up until 23rd May (Excluding the Easter Holidays).
To help you plan your trip we have put together some suggestions from the Peter Bull Resorts team, owners from our holiday parks and local people on where to visit with your four-legged companions.
Cornwall is full of places that will serve food and drinks to both humans and dogs alike.
Newquay have several eateries that offer dog friendly options – perfect if you have a pooch who is always snaffling your food! Make sure to look out for Wet Dog Pizza Co. on Fore Street who make delicious pizza for both humans and dogs. Or head to Lusty Glaze restaurant in Newquay for some seaside doggy dining! Seaspray at South Fistral is wet suit and dog friendly and Rick Steins and The Stable at the Fistral complex, both welcome dogs at all times of the day.
“My dog loves the freedom in Newquay because he doesn’t have to be left alone as everywhere is dog friendly including most shops”
If you’re visiting Bude or Widemouth head to the Barge in Bude for a one of a kind dining experience, afloat on the Bude Canal. If it is a hot day there are several places serving doggy ice cream including: Scoop, The Black Rock Café and the new tea rooms at the recreation grounds.
With so much open space in Cornwall you could be forgiven for never wanting to head indoors and if you have a similarly adventurous canine companion you’ll be glad to hear that most open areas in Cornwall are completely dog friendly.
Huge open expanses and towering woodland are waiting to be discovered on Bodmin Moor. You’ll be rewarded with some breathtaking views and your dog will have lots of interesting smells to sniff out.
You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to walkies with plenty of dog-friendly pubs along the way to rest weary paws. In Bude head to Northcott Mouth when the tide is out and walk all the way along to Sandymouth. Dogs can roam free, with tails wagging and ears flapping!
“My dog loves walking the beaches in the morning because making friends with early bird surfers, walkers and, yoga ladies is so easy…”
A walk along the coast path from Porth to Watergate Bay is a lovely stroll and the breath-taking beach at Watergate has plenty of space for a game of frisbee if your dog still has plenty of energy.
If your dog is more of a salty sea dog why not take your pet for a paddle? Hire a stand-up paddleboard and have a peaceful meander through local beauty spots like The Gannel river in Newquay or Tamar Lakes near Bude.
While away your time in Bude at Docton Mill Gardens, a wild Flower Garden with a natural approach to creating outstanding gardens. Set in a valley, close to the coast you can wander along the tranquil river walk or seek out the impressive bog garden before enjoying an award-winning cream tea in their tea rooms. Dogs are allowed too but must be kept on a lead.
“My dog loves the canal path walk in Bude, then off to the stream by the rugby club for a ‘doggy paddle’ after.”
Just outside of Newquay, Lappa Valley Railway provides a great day out for the whole family, with a boating lake, trains and plenty of other activities. Dogs are invited to join in the fun, if they are kept on a lead.
Our Pick of the Dog Friendly Beaches Near Us
From Bude and Widemouth:
- Northcott Mouth – Lots of rock pools and a stream mean it’s easy to wash off mucky pups!
- Sandymouth – – National Trust owned and offering miles of low tide sand in each direction. Great for fetch and seaside paddles.
- Widemouth Bay – The southern end of Widemouth Bay, known as Black Rock Beach is dog friendly all year round.
“My dog loves Black Rock beach as they have the freedom to explore off lead all year round. They get to dig in the sand and splash in the sea with no restrictions. They also get to meet other doggy friends!”
- Duckpool – A dramatic cove hidden between high cliffs with nearby woodland walks.
“My dog Buddy loves the Cornish sea breeze blowing through his curly locks … he loves the many large, clean and safe beaches that he can run about on..”
- Watergate Bay – Two miles of golden sand is perfect for dogs who like to stretch their legs out!
“My dog loves Watergate bay, it’s a huge beach with lots of rock pools for them to explore.”
- Whipsiderry Beach – A hidden cove with a steep staircase to tire out any excitable dogs.
- Towan Beach – Only a short walk away from the town centre and multiple dog-friendly pubs
- Fistral – Easy access from a beachside car-park makes Fistral perfect for dogs who love to take it easy – head to either end of the beach to sniff out some rockpools or stay on the
main beach for uninterrupted stretches of sand.
“A beautiful walk will take you along Fistral beach to the next headland at Pentire, where dog-friendly Lewinnick Lodge serves coffee and bar meals beside the fire or on the sea view terrace in summer.”
If you and your pets are now raring to go, book a Spring break today!